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UN OHCHR recruiting Human Rights Officer


Geneva, Switzerland, 31 January 2014

The position is located in the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the incumbent will work in the Human Rights Treaties Division, under the general supervision of the Director of the Human Rights Treaties Division and the direct supervision of Chief of the Civil, Political, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Section.

Responsibilities

Under the general supervision of the Chief of the Human Rights Treaties Division and the direct supervision of the Chief of the Civil, Political, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Section, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties: 

  • Provides Secretariat support to the following human rights treaty bodies: Human Rights Committee, Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Committee against Torture, Committee on the Rights of the Child, Committee on Migrant Workers, Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Committee on Enforced Disappearances and Meeting of the Chairpersons of human rights treaty bodies, SubCommittee on the Prevention of Torture;

  • Prepares country analyses and draft-lists of issues for State reports to be examined by human rights treaty bodies;

  • Services the meetings of treaty bodies;

  • Drafts concluding observations under the State reporting procedure;

  • Participates in training activities on the work of treaty bodies;

  • Provides support to the Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture as required.

  • Services meetings of those committees that are mandated to examine individual complaints and inquiries;

  • Drafts summaries of incoming complaints and inquiries, recommendations for decisions on interim measures of protection as well as final decisions on the merits of complaints;

  • Carries out research into and drafts reports on the jurisprudence of the treaty bodies concerned and prepare legal analyses;

  • Helps to ensure the consistency and the coherence of the jurisprudence of the treaty bodies and contributes to the continuous strengthening of the treaty bodies.

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